Markarian’s Chain

The heart of the Virgo Cluster around Markarian's Chain.

The heart of the Virgo Cluster around Markarian’s Chain.

The heart of the Virgo Cluster around Markarian’s Chain. Image taken with a TV-76mm telescope and an ZWO ASI1600MM Pro camera, 10x60s+10x180s+10x600s exposures.

The two big elliptical galaxies towards the lower right are M84 and M86. In the center is an interacting spiral galaxy NGC4438, notably distorted through interaction with NGC4435 seen right above it. The big elliptical at lower left is M87.

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